County Board struggles to find solution for Onion River Road winter maintenance

On Nov. 17 Cook County Commissioners agreed with members of the Lutsen-Tofte Tourism Association – the county, not LTTA, should plow and maintain the Onion River Road.


Saving the Best for Last: Creating Your LIfe After 50

The authors of a new book for women at midlife, Joyce Kramer, Renee Fisher, and Jean Peelen, talked with Ann Dec. 11 about "Saving the Best for Last: Creating Your Life After 50." Learn more about the authors' work. Listen to the interview.


Bluegrass Review

Tune in for Bluegrass Review on Thursday evenings from 10 to midnight with Phil Nusbaum. The show explores bluegrass music of today and yesteryear in all its glory.

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New Border Patrol Chief talks about enhanced community involvement

The Border Patrol has a new Chief Patrol Agent at the Grand Forks North Dakota sector headquarters. The sector covers over 800 miles of border with Canada, including all of Cook County. While the Border Patrol mission remains unchanged, officials are emphasizing an increase in community involvement. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this interview.


Local Calendar Show

Tune in to WTIP’s local Community Calendar programs each morning from 8-10 and every afternoon from 5-6 and get caught up with what’s happening in your backyard and beyond. With international and national news from the BBC and the Associated  Press and local news produced by the WTIP news department.


Swing Session

Tune in for Swing Session with Bill Burkhardt weekdays from noon to 1. Travel back in time for the best swing era music from the 30s and 40s.


EDA cost vs. benefit study gets underway

The EDA Center at the University of Minnesota, Crookston has approved a request for assistance from the Cook County-Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA). 


NorthShore ArtScene Dec. 12

Disney's "Cinderella" is onstage at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts this weekend. There are more than 40 in the cast. Tickets are $5 adults, $3 children. Shows are at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Sen. Klobuchar supports drug imports

Sen. Klobuchar supports drug imports

In a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar spoke in support of an amendment she co-sponsored to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The amendment would allow American consumers to safely import lower-priced Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs from other approved countries. 


The First Snowflake of Winter

Inspired by a gingerbread house, this original story is meant to feel like an old folktale. It is told in Tomte Kajsa's voice. A tomte is a Swedish house elf--a cousin to the Norwegian nisse.


Weekend News Wrap Dec. 12

Each week the WTIP News Department provides a summary of the stories it has been following that week.  Tune in to WTIP's North Shore Weekend Saturdays from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. to hear the Wrap live or visit our website and listen at your convenience or subscribe to a podcast. 


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Arrowhead population goes down but Cook County bucks trend

Minnesota’s population has grown by just over 6 percent so far this decade, while six of the seven Northeast counties have declined by roughly that same amount. Cook County is the exception, with a population growth of about 5 percent in the last decade.

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